Are you ready for some April Fool’s Day fun tomorrow? Whether you are regular pranksters or this will be your first attempt, here are some family-fun ways to get your kids tomorrow morning and that won’t cause a huge mess or require too much planning… Because we know you just don’t have time for anything big or messy.
Ice Dispensing Fun
If your fridge has an ice dispenser, remove the ice box, empty all of the ice, clean and dry the ice box. Now fill it with something yummy like Smarties, Skittles or another candy that will survive freezing and not clog the dispenser. Now, send your kid to get you a glass of ice water and watch their face!
Get a few pieces of brown construction paper and cut out a bunch of letter E’s. Put them in a baking pan and cover it with tin foil. Tell your kids – surprise! You made them brownies/brown-E’s! and send them to help themselves to as many as they’d like.
Before you go to bed tonight, tint the milk in the fridge with food colouring – a few drops of the kids favourite colour. Watch their confusion when they pour some into their cereal in the morning!
Put a piece of clear tape over the sensor on your TV remote and watch the struggles begin when it’s time to turn on the TV.
Flip their World
After they go to bed tonight, turn as many things as possible upside down – pictures, dishes, furniture, etc and see how long it takes them to notice!
Tape the Door
You can use either masking tape or streamers for this one, but either way stretch tape or streamers across their bedroom door over and over and over to form a web that they’ll have to crash through to get out in the morning.
Make jello in their juice cups tonight. Tomorrow, when they ask for a cup of juice, pretend to pour some in and hand them their cup of ‘juice’.
Give your kids large serving spoons and forks instead of their regular smaller ones when you serve them breakfast or dinner.
Fill their shoes (or boots, come on, it’s still cold out!) with tissues or toilet paper so that they can’t get their feet in them.
Glue a loonie to the ground right outside your door or on the sidewalk where they will definitely see it (point it out if they don’t!). Try not to laugh too loudly as they try to pry it off.
If you have Oreo’s on hand, take the cookie apart, lick out the icing (I know, this is asking a lot of you). Put a dab of toothpaste in it’s place and put the cookie pieces back together. Tell your kids you have a treat for them.
Take the bar of soap out of your kids bath/shower and carefully paint it with clear nail polish. When they try to use it in the morning it won’t suds up for them!